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Dead of Night
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Writer:
Alan Ormsby (written by)
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Release Date:
29 August 1974 (USA) See more »
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See the Shattering Suspense From the Start! See more »
Plot:
A young man killed in Vietnam inexplicably returns home as a zombie. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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World Premier Held in Tampa See more (73 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Marley ... Charles Brooks
Lynn Carlin ... Christine Brooks
Richard Backus ... Andy Brooks
Henderson Forsythe ... Dr. Philip Allman
Anya Ormsby ... Cathy Brooks

Jane Daly ... Joanne
Michael Mazes ... Bob
Arthur Anderson ... Postman
Arthur Bradley ... George, Army Captain
David Gawlikowski ... Truck Driver
Virginia Cortez ... Rosalie, diner waitress
Bud Hoey ... Ed, diner cook
Robert R. Cannon ... Drunk in diner
Raymond Michel ... Policeman in Diner
Jeff Becker ... Young Boy
Scott Becker ... Young Boy
Greg Wells ... Young Boy
Kevin Schweizer ... Young Boy
Jeff Gillen ... Bartender
Alan Ormsby ... Bystander
Mal Jones ... Sheriff
Edward Anderson ... Deputy
George De Vries ... 1st TV Announcer
Bob Noble ... 2nd TV Announcer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Bonney ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
Bob Clark ... Officer Ted (uncredited)

Directed by
Bob Clark 
 
Writing credits
Alan Ormsby (written by)

Produced by
Bob Clark .... producer
Gerald Flint-Shipman .... executive producer
Peter James .... producer
Geoffrey Nethercott .... executive producer
John Trent .... producer
 
Original Music by
Carl Zittrer 
 
Cinematography by
Jack McGowan 
 
Film Editing by
Ronald Sinclair 
 
Casting by
Jessica Levy 
 
Art Direction by
Forest Carpenter 
 
Set Decoration by
Albert Fisher 
 
Costume Design by
Dyke Davis 
 
Makeup Department
Alan Ormsby .... makeup effects
Tom Savini .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
John 'Bud' Cardos .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeff Gillen .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ralph Weir .... props
 
Sound Department
Jim Clark .... assistant sound
Gary Goch .... sound
Kenneth Heeley-Ray .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Tom Savini .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Randy Franken .... camera operator
John McGowan .... assistant camera
Michael McGowan .... camera operator: second unit
Don Piel .... assistant camera: second unit
 
Other crew
Jamie Chastain .... production assistant
Winton Churchill .... video production assistant
Rodger Kobzina .... video production assistant
George Livingston .... video production assistant
Sandra Marley .... script supervisor (as Sandra L. Ulosevich)
Bill Vergis .... animal owner and trainer: "Butch"
 
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Also Known As:
"Deathdream" - USA (reissue title)
"Whispers" - USA (reissue title)
"Deathdream" - Belgium (English title) (video box title)
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Runtime:
88 min | Belgium:98 min (video version)
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:16 (re-rating) | Australia:R | Australia:M (2005 re-rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:-12 | Iceland:16 | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:PG | West Germany:18

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Christopher Walken was considered for the part of Andy.See more »
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Factual errors: The sign over the cemetery gate is misspelled as "Brooksville Cemetary."See more »
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Camptown RacesSee more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
World Premier Held in Tampa, 22 December 2009
Author: dimaggionick45 from United States

I attended the world premier of "Dead of Night" which was held in 1974 at the Britton Theatre in Tampa. John Marley was in attendance and spoke for several minutes preceeding the showing about the making of the film and how happy he was with how it turned out. After the showing he stood at the rear of the auditorium as the audience filed past. Several people stopped to complement him saying they had really enjoyed the film and it was really scary. But the best compliment he received came from two teenage girls who proclaimed much to his delight that it was "scarier than The Excorcist!"

The film was shot in and around the small community of Brooksville just north of Tampa. The drive-in theatre that was utilized for several scenes was the U.S. 41 Drive-In in Brooksville which is now long gone. John Marley was a great character actor. You'll probably remember him as the studio head who awakens to find the bloodied head of his prized horse in bed with him in "The Godfather." He also played Ali McGraw's father in "Love Story" in addition to many other film roles.

"Dead of Night" is one heck of a sleeper that slowly creeps up on you, and its small town look and feel make it all the more frightening. Despite the limited budget Bob Clark has managed to create a quiet little film that builds mounting dread. I've looked for many years for a copy but figured it had slipped into obscurity forever. I just found out its finally on DVD. I highly recommended this one!

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